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▪ Even a large aquarium with all possible accessories will cost only around a week to run.
▪ Miniature saltwater systems shrink miles of life into a large aquarium, plus paraphernalia.
▪ This provides the all-round strength required to safely contain the sometimes vast amounts of water in a large all glass aquarium.
▪ They are quick growing and an adult will require a large aquarium of at least 2m × 1m × 1m.
▪ If I were you I'd go the whole hog and set up a large invertebrate aquarium.
▪ As with other well-proportioned cichlids it's important to give this fish a large aquarium.
▪ That's going to need one large aquarium!
▪ Let's continue this look at the marine aquarium scene by looking at the latest thinking regarding the nutritional requirements of marine fish.
▪ Feeding and environment Many elements of marine aquarium care are interdependent and inexorably entwined.
▪ The genus as a whole shares its virtuous qualities with few others in the marine aquarium hobby.
▪ Many of the diurnal, or daylight-active species are popular aquarium subjects, but there are also several popular nocturnal species.
▪ A Yellow Tangs are very popular aquarium fish and many hobbyists try to keep them in shoals.
▪ They require a lot of swimming space, and will suffer if kept in a small aquarium.
▪ With their large mouths they are capable of swallowing smaller aquarium fishes.
▪ Equally they can both be very interesting kept in a small aquarium.
▪ There are several theories as to why fish might jump from a small aquarium.
▪ It remains smaller in the aquarium.
▪ The aquarium fish form only a part of Chris' hobby.
▪ This little fellow grows up three to four inches in length and is a fairly hardy aquarium fish.
▪ A Yellow Tangs are very popular aquarium fish and many hobbyists try to keep them in shoals.
▪ At the same time they serve as a suitable spawning medium for many species of aquarium fish.
▪ It's perhaps the most striking aquarium fish available to us - the Siamese Tigerfish Datnoides microlepis and Datnoides quadrifasciatus.
▪ For some time it has been suspected that these voltages affect aquarium fish, causing stress and possibly disease.
▪ There are few aquarium fish which are so uniformly peaceful and easily-maintained as the rasboras.
▪ I do not accept that a home aquarium system can be devised which requires no water changes at all.
▪ Angelfishes are characteristically hardy in the home aquarium.
▪ In the warm, crowded conditions of the home aquarium, the parasites overwhelm the fish.
▪ Most of the fishes of this family are too large to be kept in the home aquarium.
▪ However, the two species described earlier are far superior and preferred for the home aquarium.
▪ Most of these species are too large for the home aquarium, and many are too expensive.
▪ There are a number of other butterflyfish suitable for the home aquarium.
▪ I suggest you add another Triton tube and include an aquarium plant fertiliser.
▪ They are suitable aquarium plants and are cultivated like Cryptocoryne species in a medium-rich substratum and water that is not too acid.
▪ Comments: A good aquarium plant and easy to grow.
▪ Most aquarium plants come from tropical and subtropical areas, with a few from the warmer parts of the temperate zone.
▪ Comments: An ideal aquarium plant requiring a large tank.
▪ Only V. dubyana is frequently cultivated as a decorative aquarium plant.
▪ Other requirements: Light: Requires bright light over a longer period than is required for most aquarium plants.
▪ This is one of the most beautiful aquarium plants.
▪ Special liquid reagents or tablets are added to a sample of aquarium water.
▪ The recommendation is to avoid attempting to remove algae by adding chemicals to the aquarium water.
▪ The main difficulty is that such heavy feeders are easy to overfeed and are capable of quickly fouling the aquarium water.
▪ All you need is a sample of aquarium water.
▪ These same fishkeepers then wonder why their aquarium water is for ever murky and their fish losses high.
▪ Then open the bag and add a cupful of aquarium water, followed by another cupful a few minutes later.
▪ Only V. dubyana is frequently cultivated as a decorative aquarium plant.
▪ This is also true for plants cultivated in the aquarium, except those species forming rhizomes.
▪ Many of them have gotten into aquarium literature, although they can not be cultivated in the aquarium.
▪ It can not be cultivated in the aquarium.
▪ This plant has been known for 60 years but has not yet been cultivated extensively in the aquarium.
▪ It will grow well in plain aquarium coarse sand or fine gravel.
▪ A hardy and easy plant to grow in the aquarium.
▪ It will grow quite well in aquarium gravel with very little organic matter.
▪ A very hardy Aponogeton, and one of the best to grow in the aquarium.
▪ Cultivation: Very undemanding as to growing medium, this plant will even grow in plain aquarium gravel or sand.
▪ Therefore it is an easy but hardy specimen to grow in the aquarium.
▪ Comments: Like the first two species, this is a very good, decorative one, easily grown in the aquarium.
▪ Comments: Quite a sensitive plant to grow in the aquarium.
▪ They require a lot of swimming space, and will suffer if kept in a small aquarium.
▪ Most of the fishes of this family are too large to be kept in the home aquarium.
▪ In a pond goldfish will grow considerably larger than if kept in an indoor aquarium.
▪ Please could you tell me the best form of algae to keep in a fish-only aquarium?
▪ This tank can be kept at a temp of 22-24° throughout the year using three 300 watt aquarium heaters.
▪ Comments: A. crispus is capable of adapting to many aquarium conditions.
▪ It is one of the most resistant aquarium plants and should become very popular.
▪ Many of the diurnal, or daylight-active species are popular aquarium subjects, but there are also several popular nocturnal species.
▪ Thanks to this quick getaway aquarium heaters need not be shielded to protect Ampullaria from burns.
▪ The esthetic appearance of the finished aquarium must of course be given some consideration.
▪ The tank is slightly overcrowded but regular maintenance of the aquarium does alleviate this situation.
▪ This variety is especially useful for planting in the corners of an aquarium, where it provides a shelter for refuge-seeking fishes.
▪ With their large mouths they are capable of swallowing smaller aquarium fishes.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Aquarium \A*qua"ri*um\, n.; pl. E. Aquariums, L. Aquaria. An artificial pond, or a globe or tank (usually with glass sides), in which living specimens of aquatic animals or plants are kept. [1913 Webster] ||

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1830, noun use of neuter of Latin aquarius "pertaining to water," as a noun, "water-carrier," genitive of aqua "water" (see aqua-). The word existed in Latin, but there it meant "drinking place for cattle." Originally especially for growing aquatic plants; An earlier attempt at a name for "fish tank" was marine vivarium.


n. 1 A tank, often made of glass, for keeping live fish or other aquatic animals. 2 A public place where live fish and other aquatic animals are exhibited.

  1. n. a tank or pool or bowl filled with water for keeping live fish and underwater animals [syn: fish tank, marine museum]

  2. [also: aquaria (pl)]

Aquarium (MBTA station)

Aquarium Station is a subway station on the MBTA Blue Line, serving the New England Aquarium and Boston's Financial District. Uniquely on the MBTA system, the station has high vaulted ceilings similar to stations of the Paris Metro and Washington Metro. The station's headhouses are located in the Financial District at Atlantic Avenue and State Street near International Place. Nearby Long Wharf offers connections to MBTA ferries water taxis to Logan International Airport, and other ferries and excursion cruises.

Aquarium is the deepest station on the Blue Line, as it is located on the portion of the East Boston Tunnel that passes under Boston Harbor. However, the station is not as deep as Porter on the Red Line in Cambridge.

Aquarium (band)

Aquarium or Akvarium is a Russian rock group formed in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg, Russia) in 1972. The band had many member changes over its 40-year history, and at the end the only remaining original member was lead singer and founder Boris Grebenshikov. Former band members have included Anatoly Gunitsky, Dyusha Romanov, Sergey Kuryokhin, and Vsevolod Gackel.

Aquarium (Suvorov)

Aquarium (Russian title Аквариум) is a partly autobiographical description by Viktor Suvorov of the GRU (Soviet military intelligence directorate). The book was initially released on June 1, 1985 by Hamish Hamilton.

Aquarium (Aqua album)

Aquarium is the debut studio album by Danish- Norwegian band Aqua. The album was released in Scandinavia on 26 March 1997 and in the United States on 9 September 1997. Although the group had been together for three years under their original name Joyspeed, their only release under that name was a single called " Itzy Bitsy Spider". The album is best known for including the successful singles " Barbie Girl", " Doctor Jones" and " Turn Back Time", the first of those being a huge hit across the globe. (The album was preceded by the two singles " Roses Are Red" and " My Oh My", with the latter re-released in 1998.)

The album's third single, "Barbie Girl" brought the group to international attention after reaching number one in both Denmark and Norway, as well as across Europe and in Australia and New Zealand. It would later peak at number 7 in the US. Its success helped the album reach number one in both the group's home countries, and make the top 10 in the UK and US. While not selling as highly "Barbie Girl", the album's fourth single "Doctor Jones" was released in late 1997/early 1998 and became a number one in Denmark, Norway, Australia and the UK. "Turn Back Time" would later give the group their third consecutive number one single in the UK, despite only reaching number 16 in Denmark. The final single, " Good Morning Sunshine" failed to chart highly and was only released in select regions like the earlier " Lollipop (Candyman)", the group's only other song to chart in the US. The album has sold 14 million copies worldwide.

Aquarium (disambiguation)

An aquarium is a clear-sided container in which water-dwelling plants and animals are kept. A public aquarium is where people are able to see multiple displays of plants and animals in aquariums.

Aquarium (or the plural Aquaria) may also refer to:

Aquarium (video game)

Aquarium is a Tetris variant puzzle arcade game released by Excellent System in 1996 in Japan only. Play consists of matching three fish shapes rows to make them disappear.

Aquarium (manga)

is a one-shot shōjo manga by Tomoko Taniguchi. It was serialised in Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha's manga magazine, My Birthday, in 1990. Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha released the manga in September 1990. It was licensed in North America by Central Park Media, which was released in 2000. The manga was republished on April 1, 2008.

Aquarium (TV series)

Aquarium was a Canadian nature documentary television series which aired on CBC Television in 1974 and rebroadcast in 1975.

Aquarium (River Line station)

Aquarium is a station on the River Line light rail system, located on Delaware Avenue in Camden, New Jersey. It is named for the nearby Adventure Aquarium located in on the Camden Waterfront.

The station opened on March 15, 2004. Southbound service from the station is available to the line's terminus at Entertainment Center. Northbound service is available to the Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden, with transfer to the PATCO Speedline Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With intermediary stops the line continues to Trenton Transit Center served by New Jersey Transit, SEPTA trains, and Amtrak trains.


An aquarium (plural: aquariums or aquaria) is a vivarium of any size having at least one transparent side in which water-dwelling plants or animals are kept and displayed. Fishkeepers use aquaria to keep fish, invertebrates, amphibians, aquatic reptiles such as turtles, and aquatic plants. The term, coined by English naturalist Philip Henry Gosse, combines the Latin root aqua, meaning water, with the suffix -arium, meaning "a place for relating to". The aquarium principle was fully developed in 1850 by the chemist Robert Warington, who explained that plants added to water in a container would give off enough oxygen to support animals, so long as their numbers do not grow too large. The aquarium craze was launched in early Victorian England by Gosse, who created and stocked the first public aquarium at the London Zoo in 1853, and published the first manual, The Aquarium: An Unveiling of the Wonders of the Deep Sea in 1854.

An aquarist owns fish or maintains an aquarium, typically constructed of glass or high-strength acrylic. Cuboid aquaria are also known as fish tanks or simply tanks, while bowl-shaped aquaria are also known as fish bowls. Size can range from a small glass bowl to immense public aquaria. Specialized equipment maintains appropriate water quality and other characteristics suitable for the aquarium's residents.

Usage examples of "aquarium".

The second shift of workers moved into the aquarium, relieving the first shift.

At the bottom of the glass aquarium wagon, the octopus stretches over green rocks.

Claude Morton out of this aquarium and get all their lives back to normal.

Worry about the dolphins and whether the antidote worked, about the aquarium and how they were dealing in her absence, and mostly about what was going to happen when Trey returned.

But for some reason the creatures that interested the aquarium seemed to live only off the northwest edge.

Every week or so, a scientist from the aquarium would come to examine the catch, and the creatures that were rare or unknown he would take back to study in the laboratory in Flatts.

Mike had returned the damaged gear to the aquarium and had explained what little they knew about what had happened to it.

Sea of Cortez with some aquarium people from California, helping them gather strange critters.

The aquarium had called, and they were interested in discussing a new retainer agreement.

It was a saltwater aquarium, and it held a jellyfish, just one, a large one, the size of two fists, full-grown, the very first of his drug-secreting genimals.

He turned, stared toward the aquarium, took a pace, and looked down at his box of disks.

Drops landed in the aquarium, splashed, and marked the front of his shirt with further droplets.

He could reach into the aquarium, fondle it, let it discharge its cnidoblasts, its stingers full of heroin, into his skin.

Or he could get up again, and return the aquarium to its shelf, and reassemble its pump and light.

Oblivion was close enough within his reach as he sat there, the aquarium on his lap.